Ros gave a presentation at the ILC-Institute of Actuaries conference on Reform of Care funding, outlining the role that can be played by the private sector.
Ros explains why we really need better incentives and a sensible framework to help people plan to save for care needs in later life, at the moment they have no idea what to do.
Ros calls for recognition of the scale of our care crisis as more shocking evidence of neglect emerges.
The crisis in care is so great, Ros urges Government to get on with ending the postcode lottery, ensuring standardized assessments and integration of NHS and care services.
Ros YouTube video explaining her fears that the Government is not taking Dilnot’s recommendations seriously enough and arguing that they must not just be kicked into the long grass.
Ros article published in the Guardian Comment section, in response to Royal College of Nursing suggestions that relatives to should care for patients in hospitals as nursing staff don’t have time.
Ros presented her views on the future for social care following the Dilnot Report, outlining the need for urgent change.
Dilnot suggests only starting needs assessment with ‘substantial’ need – it is actually very important to ensure those with ‘moderate’ needs also get help to prevent them needing more care later.
Ros explains why suggesting a cap on the contributions people will need to make for care is so clever and Dilnot’s framework could really help people plan.
highlights that almost no money is being set aside for care, even though people know it is important. They are just not saving.